As the registration deadline has now passed it is vital that outstanding membership fees are paid this week for all players from Senior to U5 level.Failure to have a valid membership for 2023 may preclude players of all ages from taking part in games and/or training sessions and/or use of club facilities. Membership is also due for club officials and coaches of any age group. In order to qualify for cover by the GAA or LGFA Injury Benefit Fund a player must have a fully paid playing membership on Foireann prior to the injury occurring. The respective Injury Benefit Funds are self-funded entirely from the GAA and LGFA funds with no outside involvement. The Injury Funds are not an insurance scheme. The Injury Funds are set up to assist members with some reimbursement for medical expenses incurred due to an injury sustained playing Gaelic football.
The respective Injury Benefit Funds do not seek to compensate fully for injuries sustained but to supplement other Schemes such as Personal Accident or Health Insurance. The GAA and LGFA Schemes only provide cover for unrecoverable losses up to the limits specified under the respective Schemes. More details can be viewed on https://learning.gaa.ie/InjuryFund or https://ladiesgaelic.ie/resources/injury-fund/
Any player, parent or coach having difficulty completing the membership process is asked to contact the Club Registrar Fiacc Murphy on 087 6437848
Foireann Mobile App
A Foireann mobile app is now available, and this is the only official membership and communications app for GAA, LGFA and Camogie clubs. The app is available for both iOS (via the Apple Store) and Android devices (via Google Play). The Foireann Mobile app makes it even easier to manage your Foireann profile and all the ways you interact with the Club. We ask all members to download the app as it will make it easier to manage membership, update contact details and keep up to date with team activities.
The Foireann membership and communications app is fully integrated with the Foireann membership system – members can log in on the app with their existing Foireann account to see upcoming events which includes event details for anyone in your Family. The app also puts news, fixtures, and results in your pocket so you can stay up to date with the most important and relevant information.
Foireann is the GAA system used by clubs to manage membership and it allows members to register for membership and pay online using the Mobile app or the Foireann system at www.foireann.ie
Dingle Way Challenge 2023
It is back this year for another great day out. It begins on Sunday 4th of June, please find details of the event and route details below. There are options to choose from for the experienced walker or those who want to enjoy a great day out and see the beautiful scenery which is part of this great event.
Starting at Brandon Creek on the West side of Cnoc Bhréanainn and walking over the shoulder of Mt Brandon, via Fothair na Manach and descending into Arraglen towards Teer Cross on the Eastern side of our 2nd highest peak trekkers will take a left turn and encompass the magnificent and spectacular scenery of Sauce Creak and follow the route to Brandon Point, enjoying the incredible views of Tralee Bay, Loop Head, The Seven Hogs and the Maharees Islands and the sandy beaches of Lower West Kerry. Ultra-walkers will then join the regular route and continue to Camp.
From Brandon point, walkers will join the main road, passing the nostalgic fishing village of Brandon Quay and enjoy a well-earned hot breakfast at Halla le Chéile.
From here, walkers will follow the main road, through Cloghane Village to Fermoyle Beach and exit at the nearby Castlegregory Golf Club and continue on route to Castlegregory Village for further refreshments.
The final trek is a mix of back roads and beaches with Gleanteenassing Forest, Sliabh Mish Mountains on the right-hand side and Tralee Bay to the left as walkers approach the final stop at Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp.
Buses to Blennerville will be provided from Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp to St Pat’s Club in Blennerville.
Updates on: Facebook @stpatsgaaclub or www.stpatsgaaclub.com and via email..
Note: On-line ticket sales (transaction charge will apply) will close at 17:00 on Friday 2nd June. You can register at St Pats Blennerville (V92 RH98) on Sunday 4th June for Ultra route from 4:15 to 5 am, for Standard Route from 6:15 to 7:00am
When registering on-line please indicate which option you are most likely to undertake as this will help in the planning of transport and food requirements.
Walkers can decide what sections of the Challenge they wish to complete. Transport will be available along the route to facilitate walkers who wish to complete lesser stages of the Callenge
Option 1 (Ultra Route – Brandon Creek to Fitzgerald’s Bar, Camp 48Km):
Starting at Brandon Creek on the West side of Cnoc Bhréanainn to Halla le Chéile via Brandon Point (12Km). Hot breakfast will be available in Halla le Chéile to fortify you for the rest of the trek to Blennerville.
The bus from St. Pats Club to Brandon Creek will leave at 5:00am, pick-up at the Junction Bar at 5:45am. Walking to commence at 6:30 am approx. (These are indicative times actual times will be emailed to you well in advance of the DWC)
Option 2 (Standard Route – Brandon Point to Fitzgerald’s Bar, Camp 32Km):
The standard route will start at Brandon Point and finish at Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp.
Buses will be available at Fitzgerald’s Bar to provide transport back to St. Pat’s in Blennerville.
Plan your start time to finish within time.
All participants are required to complete whatever section of the DWC they undertake by 17:30 i.e., will have signed off as completed along the route or in St. Pats Club grounds by 17:30.
At the end of the day’s walking all walkers are invited to relax in the grounds of St. Pat’s GAA Club where a barbeque and music will be provided by the Club.
Tracy Barrett Ashgrove was the winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €6500 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01,10,11,12 Congratulations Tracy.
The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:
1. S and B Quill Lohercannon
2. Grace Roche Curragraigue
3. Mary Wallace Online
4. Luke McNamee c/o Rock Inn
5. Tommy Brosnan Lohercannon
Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €2000 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 14/05/2023 at 9:00 PM in Keane’s of Curraheen club lotto can be played online through the club website www.stpatsgaaclub.com, Lotto tickets can be purchased from any club officer or at the following outlets:
O’Shea Shop and Service Station Blennerville, Poff Motors Dingle Road, Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers Manor, Noyeks Mile Height, Byrnesworth, Skelper Quanes, Keane’s Of Curraheen, Betty’s Bar
or The Rock Inn
Many Thanks to all who contribute to our weekly club Lotto. The club cannot emphasize enough the importance of our members promoting the club Lotto among family, friends, and work colleagues. The lotto is now a critical source of funds for the club. We are appealing to all club members to promote our Lotto at this time to ensure our club’s future viability. Please have your Lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evening.
Our U14 Girls football team were very unlucky to proceed to semi-final. Had 4 games, won 2 and lost 2. Most of this young team are still underage next year. Many thanks to Therese Greaney and Andrea o Donoghue for all your help with coaching the girls.
Best of luck to Justin O Halloran who represents us and Kerry in the National Community Games Swimming next weekend. Fast swimming Justin
Blennerville/Ballyard Community Games
Athletics will take place Monday 15th May at 6pm in St Pats GAA field Blennerville
Races from U8 to u16
Special event race for tiny tots….
€2 per child
County competition is 24th/25th June in An Riocht.
St Pats GAA Cúl Camp registration is now open. Please don’t delay in booking as places are filling up fast. You can register at the below link; this year’s camp is from Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July.
Very well done to all our boys & girls who joined in our under 5 session on the Astroturf on what turned out to be a dry Sunday Morning.
They worked on fun evasion games, team work, kicking skills & obstacle courses. The slightly older kids enjoyed some introduction to small sided match play. Well done to you all, no pressure but all fun, join in as you wish or watch to get the hang of the game! Keep up the skills of kicking catching & throwing at home.
Our players of the week today went to Tom Cournane for great participation in all the games & listening throughout. Our girl’s player of the week went to Danielle for her second session & joining in with a big smile.
Great effort, well done all see you next week.
Gooo St Pats!!!!!
Another energetic training session last Sunday Morning for the boys. Well done to our under 7 player of the week Bobby Dennehy.
Well done to our U8 girls on a fast, fun session on Sunday last, and to our newly joined Gaelic4Girls players who really added to the team. Congratulations to Faye Fitzmaurice our Player of the week, for her enthusiasm and team work keep up the practise during the week well done girls.
Well done to all our U9 boys for a great training session this week. We worked on movement and ball skills and in particular our pick up and hand passing. A special well done to Michael who was this week’s player of the week.
Our numbers were down today due to some of the girls having communion celebrations but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the other girls. They demonstrated great skill at kicking points and goals and played a very competitive game. Our player of the week worked very hard and tackled with great heart and intensity.
St. Pats under 11’s had no game last week but were training Sunday. Everyone put in a great effort especially Paddy, Jake, Dylan and Oscar. It’s important that all our player’s turn up to training and keep practicing their skills at home during the week. We’ll be in contact if there’s a game this Thursday. Training again is next Sunday 14th from 12pm- 1pm on the pitch. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!
Our U12’s had no game last week due to poor weather conditions. Next game Thursday at home to Abbeydorney at 7.30pm.
Our U13’s had two weekends off in a row with the bank holiday weekend and last weekend. However training continued on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with good numbers in attendance. The second phase of the U13 County League is due to commence this coming Sunday evening but no fixtures were published at the time of the notes going to print. Updated fixtures will be published in next week’s notes. Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday evening.
The annual community games took place on Sunday last in Cordal .The Blennerville area has a great tradition with community games football with two silver all Ireland medals in the club from previous years at Mosney. This year the area widened which was a great addition to the team .Our First game was against a very strong Beaufort team but it didn’t take long for Blennerville to get going .A spate of quick goals from Amy Turner and Lily Breen got the ball rolling .Our goalie Eve O’ Sullivan who was definitely the Goalie of the tournament bought off some great saves in the second half and along with a strong defence of Olivia Walsh, Emily Corridon, Sarah Greaney, Alannah o Mahoney, ,Meaghan Barrero and Chloe Passway who defended to the very end got us over the line for a win.
Our midfield pairing of Amy Naughton and Lily Breen ran themselves in to the ground and both really stepped up when needed especially in the last game against Moyvane, which was extremely physical. Our forwards over the four games played very well and for a forward line that have just been training for the last few weeks really gelled well together. Amy Turner, Emma Okenwevere, Niamh Murphy, Roisin Sheehy, Kayla Reidy, Lily Hussey and Ashling O Mahoney all did very well and scored some great scores from play and Amy even scored a point from the 45m line .The work rate of all the team was amazing to watch and considering they have never played together they did really well up against very strong teams who are playing together a lot .The future of ladies football is in great hands with the players we had on the team today, they showed great heart and determination in all their games and did the community proud . Well done girls and we hope to see most of you again next year.
Well done to our u15 team who competed in Feile on Friday evening in Blennerville.
After a titanic battle we came up just short against a strong Ardfert team who went on to reach the county final on Saturday. We had another great game against Northern Gaels and lost by a point.
This is a big week for our team as we play Tarbert away in the semi-final of the county league on Wednesday at 7pm. This was as a result of our best performance of the year, where we had a 3-7 to 0-5 win over Dromid/Waterville last week.
Our U17’s St Pats/Kerins O Rahilly’s played away on bank holiday Monday, they had another great win. Well done to all involved.
Their third game is home to St Mary’s/ Renard in Blennerville at 7pm on Monday 8th of May.
Our seniors play in their Round 6 in Credit Union County League on Sunday 14th of May, they play at home against Beale at 2pm.
Please keep an eye for any changes in O Shea’s Gala, Byrnesworth and St Pats Old Clubhouse.
Our senior B’s are playing their Round 3 of the Development League at home against Ballydonoghue B on last Saturday Evening. Ballydonoghue was first to opening the scoring with a quick goal, Breandan Savage got our first point of the game. With a goal and four points scored by Ballydonoghue which was made difficult by us, Conor Enright added a point to our score. With another goal scored by Ballydonoghue, Adam Hegarty executed a beautiful goal to rock the back of the net in the dying minutes of the first half. Ballydonoghue added one final point before the first half ended. St Pats B 1-02 Ballydonoghue B 3-05
Ballydonoghue began the second half with a point, Adam Hegarty added another point to his scoring. Four points unanswered by Ballydonoghue but Breandan Savage and Cillian Lynch each added a point to St Pats scoreboard. Ballydonoghue got another point with Breandan Savage adding the last score for St Pats With this half Ballydonoghue got a goal and a point with the final whistle blowing. St Pats B 1-06 Ballydonoghue B 4-12
St Pats B Team: Trevor Farmer, Adam Mulvihill, James Dowling, Mike Doody, Cillian Lynch, Conor Burke, Conor Enright, Gary Savage, Niall McCarthy, Cormac Lynch, Breandan Savage, Martin Savage, Danny Greaney, Adam Hegarty and Shane Jordan.
Subs Used: Darragh Moriarty for Cillian Lynch, Liam O Sullivan for Conor Enright Jack Lynch for Niall McCarthy, Nathan Moriarty for Danny Greaney and Anthony Flynn for Martin Savage
To our Coiste Na nÓg Chairperson Mike and Secretary Rosalie for creating our great page promoting our club which appeared in the Munster Senior Football Championship Programme between Kerry and Clare.
To Kerry who won against Clare in the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final at the weekend.
To the pupils of St Brendan’s National School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday.
To any children who are receiving their first Holy Communion in the local area.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Ellen Clifford Ballymac and Killarney, John Joe Harrington Ballyard, Eileen Moriarty Fenit and Kathleen Sheehy Dingle.